Over time, Phuket has become a major golf destination, with international standard golf courses in the most lush and beautiful surroundings. Having a caddy is compulsory and, in the tropical heat, an absolute saviour. Often, the caddies can also provide some much welcome tips on how to read the course as you play.
Blue Canyon Country Club
Blue Canyon Country Club is the most famous golf club in Phuket. It is championship-class and has hosted several major tournaments. There are 2 courses, the lakes course and the canyon course. Both are beautiful, with the lakes course having long fairways and the canyon course featuring some very challenging holes. Take a golf cart for the lakes course as it is a long one.
Laguna Phuket Golf Club
Laguna is a shorter and easier course than Blue Canyon. The club house is very attractive and offers a range of exquisite refreshments. Most conveniently, the Banyan Tree Spa is nearby.
Loch Palm/Red Mountain
Loch Palm has 2 courses: Loch Palm and Red Mountain. Loch Palm is a traditional golf course with a huge lake at the centre. The course is described as “balancing challenge and fairness.” The greens are maintained at playable speeds that are never super fast, thus encouraging visiting golfers to return. Red Mountain is completely different to Loch Palm as it is set on the site of an old tin mine and the course twists round the hills. It is a dramatic course with some very challenging yet fun holes. Red Mountain has its own club house.